Balaclava

The balaclava is a type of hat created for protection against the cold. The Battle of Balaclava happened during the Crimean War in 1854 in the region of Balaclava. An entire British brigade was commanded to attack the Russian army, which largely outnumbered it, setting up a major historic event called the Charge of the […]

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Astrakhan

Astrakhan is the skin of the KaraKul lamb, which is originally from Russia. The astrakhan fabric was widely used in the making of cuffs, collars and hats until the 19th century. In the 20th century, the term astrakhan started being used for both lambskin and new synthetic fabrics that mimic that skin. Currently, the astrakhan fabric […]

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Fishnets

To talk about the history of fishnets it is necessary to talk about the history of stockings. The first record of the use of stockings comes from Mesopotamia, where they were used by soldiers and were made of cotton and wool to keep the cold away, with a seam on the back that made it […]

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Baby Doll

The baby-doll is a nightwear. It was first produced in 1942 by Sylvia Pedlar. Its creation was the stylist’s way of facing the lack of fabric caused by World War II. The name baby-doll came from the 1956 American movie “Baby Doll”. Pedlar didn’t like and didn’t use the term to talk about the pieces […]

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